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discovered check

noun, Chess.
a check that is effected by moving an intervening piece from the line of attack of a queen, rook, or bishop.
Origin of discovered check
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for discovered check
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  • Be cautious of playing your Queen in front of your King and in subjecting yourself to a discovered check.

    The Blue Book of Chess Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • Tempting Black to open the discovered check, which would cost him "the exchange."

    The Blue Book of Chess Howard Staunton and "Modern Authorities"
  • It stood near my queen and threatened her with check, while it discovered check to my king from your bishop.

    Henry VIII And His Court Louise Muhlbach
British Dictionary definitions for discovered check

discovered check

(chess) check given by moving a man that has been masking a potential check from a bishop, rook, or queen
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